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Prime Ribs: New 'Yentl' Tunes; Original 'Occupier'

By Elissa Strauss

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Keira Knightly talks about playing psychoanalysis pioneer, Jung patient and Holocaust victim Sabina Speilrein in the new film “A Dangerous Method.”


Skeptical of JDate’s algorithm for picking Mr. or Mrs. right? Try “J sites,” the online Jewish dating service that has good old-fashioned matchmakers do the pairing.


There is a new biography of original “occupier” Emma Goldman, the anarchist and political activist who was once called “the most dangerous woman in America” by FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover.


Zuzanna Radzik, a 28-year-old Catholic theologian whom the Forward first told you about here, is working to make her fellow Poles more aware of their country’s Jewish history. “We bring history to children in towns and villages who have never met a Jew or seen a synagogue,” Radzik told NBC. “When we show them where the ghetto was in their town and that Jews were killed there, it all becomes real.”


Singer-songwriter Jill Sobule, best known for her 1995 hit “I Kissed a Girl,” has written original music for a new production of “Yentl,” premiering at the Asolo Rep Theatre in Sarasota, Fla.


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